The Great Santa Claus Switch
Original Air Date
December 20, 1970
The Great Santa Claus Switch was a Christmas special featuring Jim Henson's Muppets. It first aired on CBS on December 20, 1970. It was directed by John Moffitt, written by Jerry Juhl, with music by Joe Raposo and puppets by Don Sahlin.
The special, narrated by Ed Sullivan, begins at the North Pole with Santa Claus and his Christmas Elves getting ready for another Christmas. However, Cosmo Scam has hatched a plan to kidnap Santa and take his place. As part of the plan, Cosmo plans to abduct Santa's Christmas Elves one by one and replace them with his evil henchmen.